Toms River was founded in 1712, became the county seat in 1850 and has been growing ever since! The popularity of Toms River is easy to understand. With its proximity to beaches and access to rivers and the bays, Toms River became known for its wonderful recreational opportunities. As people who originally summered in the community eventually wanted to enjoy the lifestyle afforded by Toms River year round, the community grew. The Garden State Parkway brought access, the needs of the community were filled by new hospitals, a college, a shopping mall, restaurants, movie theaters and much more. Toms River embodies all of the reasons that Ocean County has become one of the most desireable retirement locations in the country.
Greenbriar Woodlands is an active adult community composed of 1250 homes established in 1987. The community features an 18 hole golf course, driving range and practic putting green, exercise room, wood working studio, walking trails, 3 tennis courts, bocce and an outdoor pool. There are numberous clubs and social organizations for residents to enjoy. There are several different models to choose from including 2-3 bedroom homes with garages.
Silver Ridge Park is a community of ranch style homes located just 2 miles from the Garden State Parkway. With it's mature trees and established landscaping, this community has the feel of a long established town. There are 4 clubhouses with libraries, hobby rooms and entertainment areas. There are five basic models to choose from and the location is convenient to all medical facilities, shopping, restaurants and all of the recrational opportunities of th Jersey Shore.
Holiday City at Silverton is a well established and affordable active adult community. The active clubhouse offers all types of activities throughout the year. With 1595 houses both single family and duplex condos, there is a choice for every budget. Located conveniently between Toms River and Brick, the surrounding towns have 3 hospitals, movie theaters, restaurants, the Ocean County Mall and easy access to the Garden State Parkway.
The Gardens of Pleasant Plains features 437 homes with several different models to choose from, including 1 and 2 bedroom models, some with enclosed porches. Walking distance to local shopping and less than 1 mile to a major medical facility, this community also has a clubhouse and very affordable association fees.
Lake Ridge is a gated, private country club community. There are 926 spacious houses, many with vaulted ceilings, patios, and generous gardening areas. With its 18,000 sq ft clubhouse, featuring a complete ballroom, this community also offers indoor and outdoor pools, card rooms, arts and crafts studio, a library, catering kitchen, locker rooms and saunas and billiard rooms. With tennis, bocce and an endless variety of social clubs and charitable organizations, this is truly an active adult community.